A huge congratulations and good luck to our member Carlingford Oyster Company on making it to the finals of the Great Taste Golden Fork Awards, one on 3 Irish companies that made it to this year's finals.
Great Taste, the largest and most trusted food and drink awards on the planet, will reveal its Supreme Champion 2021 on Sunday 17 October, during a ceremony held at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate, following the first day of Fine Food Show North. Out of 218 Great Taste 3-star award-winning products to be rejudged, just 14 will receive a Great Taste Golden Fork Trophy and these will all be announced at the Great Taste Golden Fork Reception before the presentation of this year’s biggest prize in food and drink.
Carlingford Oysters was established in 1974, by Peter Louet Feisser. It is currently owned and managed by his son Kian and daughter in law Mary.
They grow their oysters in the pristine class A waters of Carlingford Lough. They feed from the naturally occurring plankton and the unique mix of local minerals, which wash down from the mountain streams, produce our oyster’s distinctive taste, texture and colour. The oysters are grown in mesh bags fixed to steel trestles, which stand on the sea bed, the water flows through the mesh bags and carries the plankton and nutrients to the oysters. When the oysters are ready for sale, they are graded, purified and packed ready for sale to wholesalers and restaurants worldwide.